Renal transplantation and dialysis

Renal transplantation and dialysis

The kidneys perform vital functions in our body:
· Eliminate waste substances.
· Produce hormones for the formation of bone and red blood cells.
· Regulate blood pressure.
· Control the water and salts of our body: hydro-electrolytic balance.
These basic functions are performed by structures called glomeruli which are responsible for filtering the blood and collect the waste substances and excess water, forming the urine. If for any reason it stops working, accumulate the waste substances, the Toxic substances and water, the production of red blood cells and the normal metabolism of bones is altered.
All these facts give rise to a series of symptoms:
· Weakness.
· Fatigue.
· Dizziness.
· Nausea.
· Vomiting.
· Decreased appetite.
· Changes in the rhythm and appearance of urine.
· Increased blood pressure.
· Inflammation of certain parts of the body due to fluid accumulation.
· Sleep disturbance.
· Cramps.
· Muscle pains.

Dialysis device with rotating pumps. Closeup view.

An exercise program can have many advantages in the patient undergoing dialysis. Physically it is useful for anemia, improves blood pressure, muscle and bone strength, weight control and sleep. Psychologically decreases anxiety and improves self-esteem. Check with your doctor what type of exercise is most appropriate for you and the intensity of it. If you are undergoing hemodialysis, in some centers different exercises can be performed, since they have the material Necessary to carry them out.
· The music therapy and psychoacoustic what it pretenses is that the patient in its treatment listen music with sounds of the nature. Industrial sounds, musical sounds like intervals, major and minor harmonies etc.
This leads the patient to relax and at times achieve a better way to take their convalescence.

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